Man United set to beat Man City to signature of Blackburn striker?

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The problem with losing Cristiano Ronaldo is that he’s impossible to replace. Nobody is going to score 41 goals for Manchester United next season, not even 31 and maybe not even 21. More firepower will almost certainly be needed if the Red Devils are going to win even the Carling Cup and that’s where Roque Santa Cruz might come in.

The Daily Telegraph report that the Red Devils have declared an interest in last season’s Premier League best bargain, although they may face some stiff competition from Man City, especially as money appears to be no object at Eastlands these days. The Blackburn striker reveals that United are keen for him to strut some of his goalscoring stuff at Old Trafford, could this go some way to making up for their bad news this week?

The 26-year-old said: “The interest from United is real. But I’m busy now so my representatives will handle anything if there is a concrete offer.”

And what about Blackburn Rovers? Losing Mark Hughes is a bad thing and losing their star striker would be pretty shocking too. David Bentley is rumoured to want a move after shunning a new contract, while you can imagine Benni McCarthy is taking one look at this situation and thinking that he also wants out.

However, surely Man United fans would be delighted to see RSC in a United shirt?

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